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Vacancies in Blackstone’s Rental Bonds Decline in February

The vacancy rate for properties backing Blackstone’s Invitation Homes single-family rental securitization declined to 6.5% in February, from 8% in January.

Kubota Prices $300M Equipment Loan ABS

Kubota Credit Corp. priced its inaugural term securitization, a $300 million transaction backed by agricultural, construction and turf equipment loans.

REO-to-Rental ABS Dogged by Claims of House Price Impact

Critics of REO-to-rental securitization are concerned the sector could have a destabilizing impact on housing prices. Do they have a case?

Euro Regulators to Heed Latest Call for More Securitization

A paper last week penned by the European Central Bank and Bank of England calls for facilitating "high quality" securitization. Regulators are likely pay attention, says Barclays.

New Issuer Kubota Preps $300M Equipment Loan ABS

Kubota Credit Corp. is marketing its first-ever term securitization, a $300 million transaction backed by agricultural, construction and turf equipment loans.

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Cutting Solar Funding Costs

Two academics argue that aggreggating standardized assets is key to solar securitization, which can meaningfully reduce funding costs for developers.

Still No Volcker Relief for CLOs

Despite pressure from Capitol Hill, regulators are disinclined to allow banks to hold collateralized loan obligations backed by bonds.

Inching Toward Finale on FATCA

The latest update to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act appears to grandfather most collateralized loan obligations that were issued before January 2013.

Raj Date's Firm to Launch Subprime Credit Card

The subprime credit card market, long down for the count, may finally be poised for a comeback: A team assembled by ex-regulator Raj Date is preparing to launch a plastic card for Americans who don’t qualify for mainstream credit.

Canellos Hops from SEC to Milbank

George Canellos, the SEC’s former co-director of enforcement, has joined Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy as global head of the litigation department.

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